Archive for April, 2014

Abbas Embraces the Islamists

Abbas Embraces the Islamists

| April 24, 2014

The superficial unity deal—between rival Palestinian factions that thoroughly loathe each other—was the PA leader’s latest act of willful weakness. It’s bad news for everyone bar the extremists.

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Obama’s Post-Cold War ‘Bizarro World’ Foreign Policies

Obama’s Post-Cold War ‘Bizarro World’ Foreign Policies

| April 24, 2014

The new global order unfolding has the look of disorder.

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The Inconvenience of History

The Inconvenience of History

| April 23, 2014

Ukraine: Obama abandons another country to its fate.

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The Problem With the New Isolationism

The Problem With the New Isolationism

| April 23, 2014

Power, like nature, abhors a vacuum. If the United States scales back its presence on the international scene, others will step up to fill the gap.

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Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Flexibility’ Seen as Weakness

Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Flexibility’ Seen as Weakness

| April 23, 2014

US adversaries are watching the timid response in Ukraine.

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China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot with Rapid Military Buildup

China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot with Rapid Military Buildup

| April 22, 2014

President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting: China.

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How Ukraine Crisis Could Pull US to War

How Ukraine Crisis Could Pull US to War

| April 18, 2014

Widespread violence or civil war would certainly be a calamity for Ukrainians. But would its consequences for American national interests require an American military response?

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The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy

The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy

| April 16, 2014

The US government has undermined its own ability to persuade allies to help with the international heavy lifting.

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Obama Looks to Salvage Asia ‘Pivot’ as Allies Fret about China

Obama Looks to Salvage Asia ‘Pivot’ as Allies Fret about China

| April 16, 2014

During Obama’s four-nation tour of Asia that begins on April 23, his toughest challenge will be to reassure skeptical leaders that the United States intends to be more than just a casual observer and instead is genuinely committed to countering an increasingly assertive China in the region.

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The Slow Death of Free Speech

The Slow Death of Free Speech

| April 16, 2014

How the Left, here and abroad, is trying to shut down debate—from Islam and Israel to global warming and gay marriage.

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